Ph.D. Degrees Awarded: 2009

CHIAPPETTA, Shawn
Advisor: B. Wade
Thesis: Non-Overlapping Domain Decomposition Parallel Algorithms for Convection-Diffusion Problems
Date of Graduation: May 2009

MICHAEL, Martin
Advisor: A. Milani
Thesis: Local and Global Solutions to Quasilinear Wave Equations via Nash-Moser Algorithm
Date of Graduation: May 2009

RUS, George A.
Advisor: R. Stockbridge and B. Wade
Thesis: Finite Element Methods for Control of Singular Stochastic Processes
Date of Graduation: May 2009

SEBERT, Florian M.
Advisor: Y.M. Zou
Thesis: Algebraic and Geometric Properties of Generalized Wavelet Matrices
Date of Graduation: May 2009

ZAGLAUER, Katharina
Advisor: R. Stockbridge
Thesis: Fair Pricing of Participating Life Insurance Contracts in a Regime-Switching Market Environment
Date of Graduation: May 2009


Ph.D. Degrees Awarded: 2008

DUDEK, John A.
Advisor: Albert Milani and Daniel Agterberg
Thesis: A Mathematical Investigation of Solutions for the Two-Component order Parameter in the Ginzburg-Landau Equations of Superconductivity
Date of Graduation: May 2008

FUHRMAN, Kseniya M.
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Virus-Host Interactions in Aquatic Systems
Date of Graduation: December 2008
Future Plans: Assistant Professor, Milwaukee School of Engineering

HE, Hao
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Utility Maximization of a Portfolio that Includes an Illiquid Asset
Date of Graduation: August 2008
Future Plans: M.S. Student, Mathematical Finance, Baruch College, CUNY

LEE, Jae Kook
Advisor: Allen Bell and Mark Teply
Thesis: Some Covers and Relative Covers of Modules
Date of Graduation: May 2008
Future Plans: Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

MOONEY, Christopher
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Thesis: On Boundaries of CAT(O) Groups
Date of Graduation: May 2008
Future Plans: Postdoctoral Position, University of Michigan

SCHROEDER, Tim
Advisor: Boris Okun
Thesis: l^2-homology of Coxeter Groups
Date of Graduation: May 2008
Future Plans: Assistant Professor, Murray State University, KY

SHOMBERG, Asta
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Estimation of False Discovery Rate under Parametric Assumptions with Application to DNA Microarrays
Date of Graduation: May 2008
Future Plans: Assistant Professor, Math & Computer Science, Providence College

SHOMBERG, Joseph Lee
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: Explicit Construction of a Robust Family of Compact Inertial Manifolds
Date of Graduation: August 2008
Future Plans: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Math & Computer Science, Providence College

Ph.D. Degrees Awarded: 2007

GELIAZKOVA, Maya
Advisor: Jay Beder and Brent Logan
Thesis: Spatial Thresholding Procedures for fMRI Analysis
Date of Graduation: Spring 2007

LEHRKE, Stephen G.
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Asymptotic Properties of the MLE of Parameters of the Multivariate O-U Process
Date of Graduation: Fall 2007

MAY, Margaret Christin
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Thesis: Finite Dimensional Z-Compactifications
Date of Graduation: Summer 2007

SEARS, Christopher
Advisor: Karen M. Brucks
Thesis: Monotonicity of Kneading Sequences in Families of One-kink Maps
Date of Graduation: Summer 2007

van GRONINGEN, Anthony
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Thesis: Graded Multiplicities of the Nullcone for the Algebraic Symmetric Pair of Type G
Date of Graduation: Summer 2007

ZAIDAN, Younis
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Analysis of Maxwell-Systems with Different Polarization Mechanisms
Date of Graduation: Summer 2007

Ph.D. Degrees Awarded: 2006

ZHANG, Weiqun
Advisor: David Schultz and Tzu-Chu Lin
Thesis: Numerical Solutions of Linear and Nonlinear Singular Perturbation Problems
Date of Graduation: Spring 2006

Ph.D. Degrees Awarded: 2005

LIU, Zhiyuan
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Vortices in Deformation Background Flow - A Sensitivity Source of the Atmosphere
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

PANAYOTOVA, Iordanka
Advisor: Kyle Swanson and Bruce Wade
Thesis: Meridional Asymmetries in Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamical Phenomena
Date of Graduation: Summer 2005

YOUSUF, Muhammad
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Smoothing Schemes for the Inhomogeneous Linear and Semilinear Parabolic Problems with Nonsmooth Data
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

Ph.D. Degrees Awarded: 2004

BARTL, Michael
Advisor: Dashan Fan
Thesis: On a hyper-Hilbert transform and singular integrals
Date of Graduation: Summer 2004

Ph.D. Degrees Awarded: 2003

SIDDIQUE, Mohammad
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Smoothing with Positivity-Preserving Pade Schemes for Parabolic Problems with Nonsmooth Data
Date of Graduation: Summer 2003

VACHADZE, George
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Finite Mixture Models and Their Applications in Finance
Date of Graduation: Spring 2003

Ph.D. Degrees Awarded: 2002

RUEDA, Sonia
Advisor: Ian Musson
Thesis: Differential Operators on Invariants Rings of Tori and Related Topics
Date of Graduation: Summer 2002

SOLESKI, Tatiana
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Wavelets in Computerized Tomography
Date of Graduation: Spring 2002

YORDANOV, Boris
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: Critical Exponents for Nonlinear Wave Equations with Damping
Date of Graduation: Summer 2002

Ph.D. Degrees Awarded: 2001

ILICASU, Fatma
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: High Order Methods for Singular Perturbation Problems
Date of Graduation: Summer 2001

RADCLIFFE, David
Advisor: Fredric Ancel
Thesis: Unique Presentation of Coxeter Groups and Related Groups
Date of Graduation: Summer 2001

SIDDIKOV, Bahodir
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: Numerical Simulation of the Active Magnetic Regenerative Refrigerator
Date of Graduation: Spring 2001


Ph.D. Degrees Awarded: 2000

CHENG, Dengfeng
Advisor: T.C. Lin
Thesis: Multiwavelet Solutions to the Boundary Integral Equations
Date of Graduation: Fall 2000

HE, Xionghui
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: On the Stability of Non-Harmonic Fourier Series
Date of Graduation: Spring 2000

LIAMBA, Lukemba
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Solution of Dirichlet Problems by Generalized Spherical Haramonics
Date of Graduation: Spring 2000

YU, Dong
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Density Estimation with Positive Wavelet Kernel
Date of Graduation: Fall 2000

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2009:

ABRAHAMSEN, Tavis M.
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: D. Gervini
Thesis: The Least Absolute Deviation Estimator for Functional Linear Regression

BRUGGER, Dominik
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: C. Cheng, CEAS
Thesis: On the Paranoid Watchman Problem

CARNAHAN, Laura E.
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: J. Kahl, Atmospheric Sciences
Thesis: Statistical Significance Testing for Trajectory Grouping Techniques

HEINRICH, Patrick
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: R. Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling Lumber Spot Prices with Stochastic Processes

ROLSER, Christian M.
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: C. Zhu
Thesis: Optimal Dynamic Reinsurance in a Changing Environment

SAULER, Michael
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: V. Brazauskas
Thesis: Option Pricing: Black-Scholes Versus Weibull

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2008:

FEHNEL, Bradley
M.S., May 2008
Written Exam
Future Plans:

FREY, Philipp
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Estimation and Fitting of Skew-Normal Distributions
Future Plans:

GREENE, Daniel
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Suzanne Hruska
Thesis: Computing Preimages of Loops and Paths under Quadratic Polynomial Maps of C
Future Plans:

HAEUSSLER, Franziska
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling Electricity Spot Prices and Risk-Neutral Pricing of Options
Future Plans:

HARRIS, Pamela
M.S., May 2008
Written Exam
Future Plans: Accepted into the Ph.D. Program, Mathematics, UWM

JAVED, Seemi
M.S., Dec 2008
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Bases of Dilated Functions
Future Plans:

JENSEN, Katrin
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: A Linear Programming Approach to Determine the Exercise Rule for American Put Options
Future Plans:

KLEIN, Anne
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: The Limit Distribution of the Quadratic Arch Process
Future Plans:

LEISTER, Curt
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Daniel Gervini, Applied Statistics
Thesis: An Affine Invariant Multivariate Rank Test
Future Plans: Mercer Consulting, Milwaukee, WI

MENDOLIA, Franco
M.S., Dec 2008
Advisor: D. Gervini
Thesis: A Statistic for Diagnostic in Functional Linear Regression
Future Plans: Ph.D. student at the Medical College of Wisconsin

MEYER, Andrew
M.S., May 2008
Written Exam
Future Plans:

MOUSSA, Ridha
M.S., August 2008
Advisor: Dexuan Xie, Industrial Math
Thesis: Theoretical and Numerical Studies of Finite Difference Methods for Parabolic Equations
Future Plans: Continuing Studies in Ph.D. Program, Mathematics, UWM


RIEGER, Simone
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: Controlling a Multitype Birth and Death Process
Future Plans:

SCHUMACHER, Eva
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: A Comparison of Different Methods of Simulating Bivariate Copula Data
Future Plans:

SCHUMANN, Melissa
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Paul Roebber, Atmospheric Sciences
Thesis: An Observational Analysis of the Influence of Synoptic Forcing on Convective Morphology
Future Plans: Research Intern, Innovative Weather, Atmospheric Sciences, UWM

SMITH, Kathryn R.
M.S., August 2008
Advisor: Paul Roebber, Atmospheric Sciences
Thesis: The Effects of Urbanization on the Local Weather and Climate of Chicago, IL
Future Plans: Research Intern, Innovative Weather, Atmospheric Sciences, UWM

SPRINGER, Theresa
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Development of a Second Order Exponential Time Differencing Scheme
Future Plans:

VAN DEN BOSCH, Eric
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas, Industrial Math
Thesis: Modeling and Predicting the Yield Curve's Risk Premium
Future Plans: Actuarial Associate, Towers Perrin, Milwaukee, WI

WHIDDEN, Mark E.
M.S., August 2008
Advisor: Dexuan Xie, Industrial Math
Thesis: An Improved Radau IIA Method by Inexact Simplified Newton Iterations for Solving Stiff Differential Equations
Future Plans: Accepted into the Ph.D. program, Mathematics-Biostatistics, Florida State University.

VIETZ, Michael
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Modeling of Hedge Fund Returns and Calculation of Performance Measures via Simulation
Future Plans:

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2007:

ALVIN, Loribeth
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

BREITENSTEIN, Tim
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

GOULD, Andrew
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

JAMISON, Nathan
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

JANSSEN, Britta
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Linearly-Implicit Methods Applied to a Chemotaxis Model
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

JONES, Eron W.
Advisors: Anastasios Tsonis and Kyle Swanson
Thesis: On the Topology of El Nino and La Nina Climate Networks
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

JUNGBAUER, Thomas
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Burr Regression: A Sensitivity Study of Maximum Likelihood Fits
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

KATCH, Aaron
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Ramanujan's Sequence
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

KLEEFELD, Andreas
Advisor: Tzu-Chu Lin
Thesis: Numerical Results of Linear Fredholm Integral Equations of the First Kind over Surfaces
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

KNOKE, Wolfgang
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: Estimation of Parameters in the Quadratic ARCH Model
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

LINDER, Ansgar
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Optimal Consumption/Investment Strategies in the Presence of Transaction Costs
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

LUTTER, Daniel
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Generalized Word Length Patterns of Fractional Factorial Designs
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

LUTZ, Matthias
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: A Linear Programming Approach for Optimal Exercise and Valuation of American Lookback Options
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

MASAROS, America
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: August, 2007

RUEHLICKE, Robin
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Logistic Discrimination with Total Variation Regularization
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

SCHREIER, Gernot
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: A Comparison of Accelerated Life Testing Models
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

SEIFERT, Benjamin
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: The Effect of Misspecified Marginals on the Dependence Strength in a Copula Model
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

SMITH, Adam J.
Advisor: Vince Larson
Thesis: Using large-eddy simulations to analyze microphysical behavior in midlevel, mixed phase clouds
Date of Graduation: December, 2007

SPANNAGLE, Chris
Advisor: Sergey Kravstov
Thesis: Multi-decadal climate variability in observed and modeled surface temperatures
Date of Graduation: December, 2007

WANG, Jun
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: ATN-TAO: A New TAO Unconstrained Minimization Solver and Its Application in Chemical Database Problems
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2006:

AUER, Philipp E.
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Bayesian Selection of Significant Principal Components
Date of Graduation: December, 2006

BURR, Benjamin H.
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Optimum Simple Step-Stress ALT with Censoring under Weibull Distributed Lifetimes
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

CARTER, Megan M.
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis: Atmospheric Transport Climatology of Snow Days in Greenland
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

DASHEV, Sava
Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Thesis: Numerical Simulations of Embryo Transfer
Date of Graduation: December, 2006

HAERER, Dennis M.
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: Numerical Study of Inexact Preconditioner with a Multigrid Method
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

HURTGEN, Holger
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Semi-parametric shape-invariant estimation for periodic time series
Date of Graduation: December, 2006

JIANG, Wei
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

KACZMAREK, Peter
Advisor: Bruce Wade and Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Numerical Analysis of a Long-term Average Stochastic Control Process
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

KIM, Sung Soon
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: Finite Element Method for Solving PDE Model Problems with Software Packages Dolfin and Matlab
Date of Graduation: December, 2006

KOPP, Kathrin M.
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Higher Order Computational Methods for Asian Options
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

KOTENBERG, Kurt Edward
Advisor: Vincent E. Larson
Thesis: An Analytic Longwave Radiation Formula for Liquid Layer Clouds
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

LEVINSON, Sarah A.
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: A Simulation of Frontal Interactions with Land/Ocean Boundaries
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

LI, Haiqing
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Equal-Area Partition: A Practical Approach to Construct Approximate Optimal Invalidation Report for Distributed Communication
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

ORTH, Philipp A.
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Regime Switching Black-Scholes Model Selection with Implications to Option Pricing
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

RINECK, Leah M.
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: August, 2006

SABIN, Nathan
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

SAMPE, Luke V.
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: An Improved Method to Diagnose Precipitation Phase Transitions
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

SHULMAN, Andrew M.
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Thesis: A New Generalization of the Frobenius Problem with an Application to Representation Theory
Date of Graduation: August, 2006

SUBRAMONEY, Vishak
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Least Squares Estimation for State Space Models
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2005:

ANKLEWICZ, Roman
Advisor: James Arnold
Thesis: Experimental Simple Heuristics for the Symmetric Traveling Salesman Problem
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

BEHNKE,Cory
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Synoptic and Local Controls of the Lake Michigan Pneumonia Front
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

BOWER, J. Kevin
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: The Gauss-Newton Least-Squares Iterative Method for Data Reduction
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

BRUENING, Sara
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Assessment of Future Convection in the Contiguous United States
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

GLASER, Achim
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: The Regime Switching Black Scholes Model and the Empirical Test
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

HUGDAHL, Lisa Danielle
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: Development of a Stable Numerical Method for the Two Dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

JACOBS, Justin W.
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Exponential Distribution: Diagnostics, Goodness-of-Fit, Prediction
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

KUELHEIM, Rene S.
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

LAUTERS, Charles
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: The Utilization of Matlab for the Statistical Analysis of Microarray Data
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

NAKADA, Kazumi
Advisor: J. Kahl
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

RATNAM, Ponmalar S.
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Project Thesis: Covariance Function Estimation by Ridge Tensor Product Splines
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

REEB, Robert E.
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Finding Moments of Measures by Linear Programming
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

SCHNEIDER, Martin E.
Advisor: Ziyu Zheng
Thesis: American Options in the Binomial Model
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

SEBERT, Florian Marc
Advisor: Y. M Zou
Thesis: Invariant Functions of Frieze Groups and Pattern Generation
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

TIREL, Bertrand A.
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

TRAWICKI, Marek Bogumil
Advisor: T. C. Lin
Thesis: The Computational Solution to the Radiosity Equation
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

von BOYEN, Bernhard U.
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Monotone Regression with Splines using Non-Quadratic Penalties
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

WAGNER, Christian
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: Calculation of the Hughes-Eckart Shift
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

XU, Xiaojian
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Shrinkage Reduction by Design of Experiment
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

ZAGLAUER, Katharina
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Power of Cramer-von Mises and related statistics for testing goodness of fit
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

ZETTLER, Leonie B.
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Quadratic ARCH Process
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2004:

CAO, Vu
Advisor: James Arnold
Thesis: The Development of Algebra through the Lens of Al-Khwarizmi
Date of Graduation: 2004

CRUZ, Justin
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2004

DEININGER, Robert
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: On the Performance of Positively Smoothed Pade Schemes for Barrier Options
Date of Graduation: 2004

DORNHEIM, Harald
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: M-Estimators of Scale in the Robust Credibility Model when Claims are Gamma-Distributed
Date of Graduation: 2004

GUNDRUM, Jacob
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: The Modeling and Predicting Consumer Purchases with NNMD and NCNMD: A Simulation Study
Date of Graduation: 2004

KAISER, Thomas
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Performance of Interval Estimators of Certain Actuarial Risk Measures
Date of Graduation: 2004

KOROTKAYA, Ruslana
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: History in the Mathematics Classroom: Euler and the Basel Problem
Date of Graduation: 2004

MICHAEL, Martin
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: An Almost Global Existence Result for a Quasilinear Dissipative Wave Equation
Date of Graduation: 2004

ORSTED, Ingrid
Advisor: Ian Musson
Thesis: The Growth of Graphs
Date of Graduation: 2004

OSMAN, Atif
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: Numerical Studies of Steady, Viscous, Incompressible Flow in a Channel with a Step
Date of Graduation: 2004

SCHERMETZLER, Carrie
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2004

TUCEK, Timothy
Advisor: Eric Key
thesis: Quadratic Autoregressive Conditionally Heteroscedastic Model
Date of Graduation: 2004

WOERRLEIN, Anne
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: The Methods of Moments for Mixtures of Lognormal Distributions with an Application to Atmospheric Science Data
Date of Graduation: 2004

ZIEHL, Katrin
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Age Dependence of the Fees of Highest Anniversary Value Death Benefit Option
Date of Graduation: 2004

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2003:

FUHRMAN, Kseniya
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Epidemic Models and the Effect of Pulse Removal
Date of Graduation: 2003

GOMEZ RAMOS, Lucia
Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Thesis: Filtering of MRI Raw Data to Maximize Spatial Resolution
Date of Graduation: 2003

HALBACH, Timothy
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Nocturnal Convection and It's Relation to the Low Level Jet in Southern Wisconsin
Date of Graduation: 2003

HOERMANN, Gundrun
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Development of Trimmed Mean Type Estimators for the Weibull Distribution Parameters
Date of Graduation: 2003

HOERNER, Wolfgang
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Robust Estimation of the WINCAT Coupons
Date of Graduation: 2003

JAKULEVICIENE, Asta
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Comparison of Large Sample Confidence Intervals and Fiducial Intervals in Immunoassay Problems
Date of Graduation: 2003

PAULY, Oliver
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Observations about Volatility with Applications to Commodity Prices
Date of Graduation: 2003

REICHART, Birgit
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Development of Trimmed Mean Type Estimators for the Lognormal Distribution Parameters
Date of Graduation: 2003

REINHOLD, Kay
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling the Overday and Overnight Changes of Stock Index Prices
Date of Graduation: 2003

RUSZKIEWICZ, David
Advisors: Robert Moore and Henry Kepner
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2003

SCHMITT, Fabian
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Comparison of Nonparametric, Parametric, and Robust Parametric Bootstrap Techniques via Simulations
Date of Graduation: 2003

SOMMERS, Michael
Advisor: Mark Teply
Thesis: Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2003

TENTLER, Markus
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: Ground State of the Helium Atom
Date of Graduation: 2003

VON BERGEN, Jason
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling the Distributions of Future Margins of Disability Insurance Claims at Northwestern Mutual
Date of Graduation: 2003


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2002:

DONAUER, Stefanie
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Aliasing in irregular fraction of the 2^n factorial design
Date of Graduation: 2002

FARZINNIA, Neda
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Exploring a Regime Switching Black-Scholes Model with Market Data
Date of Graduation: 2002

GRAFENAUER, Thomas
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: Large Scale Dynamical Process in Blocking Onsets
Date of Graduation: 2002

HAGER, Svenja
Advisor: Ziyu Zheng
Thesis: Approximation of Generalized Black & Scholes Models by Binomial Trees
Date of Graduation: 2002

KLING, Alexander
Advisor: Mark Teply
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

LIU, Zhiyuan
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

LUETKEBOHMERT, Constanze
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Aliasing in irregular fractions of the 3^n factorial design Date of Graduation: 2002

MANZOOR, Aamar
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Optimal Trimming in Contaminated Pareto Samples: A Monte Carlo Study
Date of Graduation: 2002

MARHENKE, Joerg
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Thesis: The Schonflies Theorem
Date of Graduation: 2002

MIEHLE, Peter
Advisor: Mark Teply
Thesis: A Description of Motzkin's Idea for Proving a Ring is Euclidian
Date of Graduation: 2002

MIKHAILOVA, Lioubov
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: NPID Control with gamma-Limiting and Arbitrary Partial-State Knowledge
Date of Graduation: 2002

MILLER, Jessica
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis: A Three-Dimensional Residence Time Analysis of Potential Transport to Two Locations: Summit, Greenland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of Graduation: 2002

MOERCHEN, Fabian
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Analysis of Speedup as Function of Block Size and Cluster Size for Parallel Feedforward Neural Networks on a Beowulf Cluster
Date of Graduation: 2002

SEARS, Christopher
Advisor: Karen M. Brucks
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

SHOMBERG, Joseph
Advisor: Fredric Ancel
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

ULBRICH, Georg
Advisor: Mark Teply
Thesis: The Rabin-Miller Pseudoprime Test
Date of Graduation: 2002

YANG, Hongyan
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Nonparametric, Parametric, and Robust Parametric Modeling of Norwegian Fire Claims (1972-1982)
Date of Graduation: 2002

ZAGERMANN, Frank
Advisor: Mark Teply
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

ZAIDAN, Younis
Advisor: Mark Teply
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2001:

BAKER, Kelly
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Graphical Solutions to Systems of Differential Equations for a Practical Device
Date of Graduation: 2001

BERGNER, Matthias
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: L-infinity Estimates for Quasilinear Evolution Equations
Date of Graduation: 2001

BLANK, Michael
Advisor: Mark Teply
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

CARLSON, Ruth
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Optimization of Gluing Operations Using Design of Experiments and MINITAB Software
Date of Graduation: 2001

FLEISCHER, Frank
Advisor: Mark Teply
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

FOWLE, Michael
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Study of the Convective Forecast Skill of Very High Resolution (6 KM)NWP Model Data
Date of Graduation: 2001

GHOSH, Krishnendu
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Enhancement of a Problem Solving Environment for Gene Analysis
Date of Graduation: 2001

KOETZER, Stephan
Advisor: Mark Teply
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

MARTIN, Hansjoerg
Advisor: Mark Teply
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

RUPP, Matthias
Advisor: Robert Moore
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

SCHMIDT, Hendrik
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Performance of Robust Volatility Estimators in Option Pricing Models
Date of Graduation: 2001

SELINKA, Miriam
Advisor: Mark Teply
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

SIEVEKING, James
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: 24-48h Predictability of Lake-Enhanced Snowbands in the 2-3 January 1999 Midwest Blizzard
Date of Graduation: 2001

WALTER, Lisa
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Log-Logit and the Four Parameter Logistic Transformations of Immunoassays
Date of Graduation: 2001

ZHANG, Weiqun
Advisor: Don Solomon
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling on Manipulation of digital Images
Date of Graduation: 2001


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2000:

DUGALL, Natanya
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Statistical Analysis of Quality Assurance Data Corporation Transparent Vinyl Film Coated with Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Adhesive
Date of Graduation: Fall 2000

HESS, Timothy
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Simulation and Analysis of Correlated Perturbations in a Spatial Weather Forecasting Process
Date of Graduation: Summer 2000

SEIBOLD, Inge
Advisor: M. Klosek
Thesis: Stochastic Volatility and Stock Price Models
Date of Graduation: Spring 2000

STOTT, James
Advisor: Mark Teply
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Fall 2000

WISTL, Jeffrey
Advisor: Robert Moore
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Fall 2000